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Want a highly illustrated biology book that gives you the basics you need to understand many of the most pressing problems we face in the 21st century? Starr's issues-oriented DIVERSITY OF LIFE helps you build a foundational understanding of the six kingdoms of life in an evolutionary framework. You'll find descriptions, illustrations, life cycles of representative viruses, bacteria, protistans, fungi, plants, invertebrates, and more. Read essays on hot issues, research further, vote your position in an online poll, and then compare your votes to those of your classmates.
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For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice."Review:
UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 20. Viruses and Prokaryotes. 21. Protists-The Simplest Eukaryotes. 22. The Land Plants. 23. Fungi. 24. Animal Evolution-The Invertebrates. 25. Animal Evolution-The Chordates. 26. Human Evolution. 48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere. APPENDICES. A1. Classification System. A2. How to Read a Journal Article. A3. Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. A4. Units of Measure. GLOSSARY.
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Book Description Brooks Cole, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0495125776
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0495125776